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Art Teacher

I'm the art teacher at an elementary and middle school (it's a 2-in-1 school ...kinda like that 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, ya know? That can be a good or bad thing -in both cases). Sometimes I really love my job. And who wouldn't? I'm the art teacher for cryin out loud!

What we're(the whole school) working on this week:

CLAY!!!! aka crazy messiness I'm nuts


6th grade -clay food



4th Grade -pinch pot faces
*There are a ton more projects from all of the grades, but I already put them in the kiln ...so maybe you'll see them after they're painted?

I love when the kids tell me that mine is their favorite class. I love when the kids tell me that the project they're working on is "so much fun!" I love when a kid is happily surprised by how well a project turns out. I love when the kids are super surprised/in awe that I can make art too.

But sometimes, I wish I had a job where I could have a break. I could easily just take time off or  switch days with a co-worker or something -not so easy as a teacher.

I don't love when kids won't clean up after themselves -and then I have to stay afterschool trying to clean up their mess. I don't love having to have lesson plans prepared for 4-6 different classes everyday. I don't love losing my prep hour 3 times a week because they can't find subs for other teachers. I don't love kids who either talk back, yell at you, talk behind your back, or just sit there and do nothing.

Lately, I've been not loving my job as much as I used to. I'm worn out. I think doing this full-time thing is weighing down on me. If I can teach part time again, that might change things; But the more I think about teaching full time again next year, I get really sad and stressed.  I know I love learning more than teaching, so it's really looking like I'll be going back to school next year. Whenever I think about that, I get so so excited. Seriously, I was talking to Camaron about it last weekend and I even asked, "When is MCC's summer schedule posted? I want to start looking at art classes." He laughed. I have to wait a month or so before I can do anything and it's driving me crazy!!!

I love art, but not so much art teaching. It definitely has perks, but right now I feel like there is so much more for me and I know I'll be happier when I am pushing myself more in art:) Just thought you'd like to know.

2 comments

  1. uhhh HELLO Come to BYUI baby cakes. We could be neighbors and play every single day of our lives. holy smokes. I'll go sign the housing contract ay-sap for you and Camie

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  2. Sounds like a plan! We can move into my old apartment! See ya at the library (3rd floor, duh)

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